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Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update

In an effort to conclude a negotiated collective agreement with ILWU Local 514 Ship and Dock Foremen that ensures certainty for Canada’s West Coast ports, the BCMEA has filed a notice of dispute under the Canada Labour Code, seeking conciliation assistance from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The Parties have benefited from such third-party assistance in prior rounds of bargaining.

We strongly believe the best deals are achieved at the table and that a negotiated settlement is possible with conciliation, a common and effective dispute resolution mechanism under the Canada Labour Code. With the issuance of this notice, the Minister of Labour is requested to appoint a Conciliation Officer from the FMCS within 15 days.

The BCMEA-ILWU Local 514 Ship and Dock Foremen collective agreement covering wages, benefits, hours of work, and employment conditions expired March 31, 2023.

Last updated: January 10, 2024, 10:30 am PT